September 2, 2021 – October 3, 2021

2 hours with intermission.

All audiences, children under 5 will not be admitted. Mild adult innuendo, language, and potty humor. Contains strobe lighting and non-toxic haze effects.

The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life in Shrek The Musical, the award-winning Broadway musical comedy adventure based on the Oscar-winning film. A reclusive ogre finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered wannabe king, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other classic fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the makings of a riotously dysfunctional road trip! Featuring all-new songs and outrageous humor, Shrek The Musical is ogre-sized fun for the whole family. It’s no wonder The New York Times called it “true happiness” and The Daily Mirror said it’s “the most fun you’ll ever have”.

Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the Book by William Steig | Book & Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire | Music by Jeanine Tesori | Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions | Original Production Directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford | Music Direction by Sean Paxton | Direction and Choreography by Valerie Rachelle

Shrek The Musical [TYA Version] is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

Cast

Jerry Lee is SRT’s Associate Artistic Director. He has appeared in the SRT productions of Camelot, Cabaret, Route 66, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair, and The Drowsy Chaperone. As an actor: Forbidden Broadway (California Musical Theatre); Life Could Be a Dream, A Christmas Carol (CenterREP); A Little Princess, The Fantasticks (Sacramento Theatre Company); West Side Story (Mountain Play); Orlando, An Iliad, A Tale of Two Cities (SacImpulse Theatre). As a director: I Love You… Change, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Jukebox, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Robber Bridegroom (SRT); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Sacramento Theatre Company). Camelot marks Lee’s 10-year Anniversary with Sierra Rep since appearing in 2010’s opening production of Guys and Dolls.

CHRISTINE ROWAN

Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical (2021)

NYC Theatre Credits: Joe’s Pub, NYMF, Interborough Repertory Theatre, The Duplex, Broadway Benefit at Westside Theatre, Don’t Tell Mama, Metropolitan Room, NY International Fringe Festival. Regional Credits: Sierra Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cumberland County Playhouse, Barter Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Blumenthal Center, Seaside Music Theatre, Lucas Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Theatre By the Sea, Off Square Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, National Tour. Choreography credits: Denver Center Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, AMDA NYC. Favorite credits: You Can’t Take it With You (Essie), A Funny Thing… Forum (Philia), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Prudie Cupp), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley). SRT credits: Sweet Charity (Charity), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), A Dash of Rosemary. Christine is a New York University graduate and a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

KEENON HOOKS

Donkey in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Keenon is thrilled to make his debut with SRT! He spends most of his time behind the scenes directing/ choreographing these days but is excited for a chance to be back on stage again. A graduate of Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, his work has also been seen with: 5 Star Theatricals, PCPA-Pacific Conservatory Theatre, Transcendence Theatre Company, San Diego Musical Theatre, Long Beach Opera, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Utah Festival Opera, Musical Theatre West, SLO Repertory Theatre, Performance Riverside, Palos Verdes Performing Arts, Las Vegas Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. He is also the co-founder of Studio Collective Performing Arts and takes pride in the education of the next generation of artists.

William Thomas Hodgson

Lord Farquaad in Shrek The Musical (2021)

William is making his SRT debut! He is an actor, director, and educator, based out of Oakland, CA. He received his MFA from UC San Diego, and is co-artistic director of the Oakland Theater Project. Regional credits include Romeo, Midsummer, Macbeth, How to Catch Creation (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), It Can’t Happen Here (Berkeley Rep), Calligraphy (TheatreWorks), El Henry, Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse), An Octoroon (Mixed Blood Theatre), Trufaldino Says No (Shotgun Players), Seussical the Musical (Berkeley Playhouse), and I Am My Own Wife (Oakland Theater Project).

MICHELE MAIS

Dragon in Shrek The Musical (2021)

“Maisey” is thrilled to be back on stage and especially happy to return to SRT where she performed in Cinderella and Beehive! Michele originated the role of “Justice Charlier” in the LA Workshop of Rock of Ages and subsequently on Broadway for four years. Other Broadway productions include Zoot Suit and Hal Prince’s Roza. She’s traveled nationally and internationally with Godspell, One Mo’ Time and Menopause, the Musical. In 2014 Michele became a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Acting Company and remained so for seven seasons. Favorite credits include the premiere of The Go-Go’s Head Over Heels (The Oracle), Henry IV and V (Mistress Quickly), A Wrinkle in Time (Mrs. Who), The Wiz (Addaperle), and MacBeth (Lady MacDuff/Hecate). Michele is a 1999 recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award for The Last Session.

Courtney Glass has been performing on a professional level since age 12, when she took on her first character role as The Mayor of Munchkin City in a star-studded production of The Wizard of Oz at the Sacramento Music Circus. Following that opportunity, she studied with an elite children’s performing group for several years under the direction of Leland Ball. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Courtney explored ingenue and leading-lady repertoire in regional theatres across America, including right here at SRT (White Christmas, Annie, Camelot). Her Broadway debut in 2005, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White, gave access to Courtney’s darker side, understudying and performing the ill-fated role of Anne Catherick. After several years performing for the Walt Disney Company , Courtney went on a wild journey to Australia, where she toured with several professional shows, was on faculty at several well-respected performing arts academies, and rescued the sweetest dog, Tippi, who made the brave journey across to California last year. They both love life here in Sonora and are so grateful to be welcomed so warmly by the community.

GRIFFIN BARR

Pinocchio, Thelonious, The Piped Piper in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Griffin is incredibly grateful and beyond thrilled to be returning to SRT for the 6th time, a place he considers a second home. He was last seen on the Fallon House stage in Route 66. Born in Champaign, IL, Griffin discovered his love for theatre in high school, which led him to follow the path to Los Angeles to pursue a BFA in Musical Theatre in 2011 at AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Previous LA credits include Legally Blonde, The Secret Garden, Cabaret (AMDA), Anything Goes, Footloose, Joseph (Glendale Centre Theatre). Griffin joined the SRT family in 2014 in Mary Poppins, which then led to a fabulous journey with other shows including The Music Man, My Fair Lady, and (his personal favorite) Pageant. In 2019, Griffin moved to New York City where he currently resides. Thank you for the opportunity to return to this very special place and to this very special family. We need theatre right now more than ever and we cannot wait to reintroduce you to this magical experience. Much love to you all!

ALEX ALANSALON

Captain of the Guard, Bishop, Donkey and Farquaad (u/s) in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Alex is making his Sierra Repertory Theatre debut and couldn’t be more excited to share it with such an amazing cast. His most notable roles being Spot Conlon in Newsies, Charles in Sons of the Prophet, and Slank in Peter and the Starcatcher. Alex has performed in productions across the central valley at Modesto Junior College, CSU Stanislaus, Gallo Center for the Arts, and Prospect Theater Project. He’d like to thank his friends and family, and especially Hollie and Heather Bettencourt at Strut Performing Arts for always pushing him.

ALISSA DEANDA

Ugly Duckling, Teen Fiona in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Alissa is very excited to be a part of Shrek The Musical at SRT! She began acting when she was five and has since appeared in over 30 shows, including three with SRT. Some of her most recent credits include: Death Takes a Holiday (Daisy) and Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr (Ursula) with MYACT; and Anne of Green Gables (Rachel Lynde) with Summerville High/CVPAA. In her free time, Alissa is an avid reader, artist, and cat person. She is a senior at Summerville High School/CVPAA and is interested in pursuing a degree in Studio Art once she begins college. Alissa would like to thank her friends for their love and support, Louise McPeeters for being an amazing voice teacher, Kyla Hatler for being a great mentor and friend, and her Mom for always being there for her with a heart full of love.

JESSE GRAHAM

The Brick Pig in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Jesse worked as a commercial fisherman during the pandemic and loved it! However, he is beyond excited to be back at SRT! He was last seen here in Mamma Mia! (Pepper) and White Christmas (Ensemble). Other credits include: Newsies (Romeo) at La Mirada Theater [Ovation Award Nomination for Best Ensemble], West Side Story (Action), Into the Woods (The Baker), The Drowsy Chaperone (Gangster#1), Tartuffe (Valere), The Little Mermaid (Aerialist), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Ferdinand). Jesse is a choreographer. He was an assistant choreographer and dance captain for The Addams Family at PCPA. His most recent work can be seen in the music video “Ahead Of A Daydream” by Miss Not Ma’am. He is also an avid surfer/skateboarder as well as songwriter and can be found on Spotify and Apple Music. PCPA Conservatory graduate (Class 2020!). Jesse wants to thank God and his family for all the love and support they bring to his life. Enjoy the show!

CAMRYN ELIAS

Mamma Bear, Blind Mouse, Fiona (u/s) in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Camryn is so excited to be making her SRT debut! Camryn was born and raised in Sacramento, CA and started performing at a very young age with River City Theatre Company and Sacramento Music Circus. This year, Camryn graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Her Arizona Repertory Theatre credits include: Spring Awakening (Martha), Pippin (Ensemble/Dance Captain) and Sister Act (Ensemble). Camryn would like to thank her friends and family for their endless love and support. She hopes you enjoy the show!

BREE IGOE

Young Shrek, Fairy, Dwarf in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Bree is 9 years old and in the 4th grade at Gold Rush Charter School in Sonora. Bree was in Once On This Island (Ensemble) and ‘Storytelling Ensemble’ with SRT Jr. She excels in both math and reading and enjoys school, gymnastics, voice lessons, and dance. Bree loves tinkering and has a guinea pig named Triscuit. She was born smiling and loves to tell stories. Bree is super excited to ham it up on the Shrek stage.

QUINN IGOE

Baby Bear, Young Fiona in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Quinn is 11 years old and is in the 6th grade at Gold Rush Charter School in Sonora. She has been tapping, pliéing, spinning and leaping on stage with local dance companies since she was 3. Quinn was in Once On This Island (Ensemble) and “Storytelling Ensemble” with SRT Jr. Her first love is reading and currently her eyes are glued to Harry Potter. A natural role model and leader, she is so excited to share the Shrek stage with her sister, Bree.

COLDEN LAMB

Papa Ogre, Big Bad Wolf, Shrek (u/s) in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Colden is exhilarated and grateful to be performing at SRT! Regional credits include: Shrek The Musical with 3-D Theatricals, 5 Star Theatricals, and Moonlight Amphitheater; Beauty and the Beast with Moonlight Amphitheater and Performance Riverside; No, No, Nanette with Candlelight Pavilion; and Kiss of the Spiderwoman with The Welk Resort. Colden is also an author for the online publication, The Theatre Times. He would like to thank the creative team for this wonderful opportunity.

DEXTER NARRON

Peter Pan in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Dexter is delighted to return to SRT! His first main stage role was in Holiday Jukebox. He has participated in many of SRT Jr’s workshop productions, including Beauty and the Beast Jr., Once On This Island Jr., and The Wizard of Oz Jr. Dexter is an active dancer at Mother Lode Dance Academy, where he takes jazz, hip hop, and musical theater. He is a 6th grader at Gold Rush Charter School and hopes to attend Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy next year. Dexter loves reading, playing video games, and cooking in the kitchen. Just like Peter Pan, he hopes he never has to grow up!

JACKIE THOMPSON

The Sticks Pig, Blind Mouse in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Jackie is ‘ogre’-joyed to be returning to the SRT stage after a year of being in the dark. She has recently achieved her BFA in Musical Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts and is a graduate of the Acting Conservatory at PCPAPacific Conservatory Theatre. Jackie has most recently been seen in The Rivals with Seattle Shakespeare, The Wizard of Oz with SRT, and Freaky Friday with PCPA. She looks forward to the theatre industry blossoming into its greatness once more, and cannot wait to see what the ‘big, bright, beautiful world’ has in store for her. Enjoy the wonderful and hilarious tale of Shrek and remember to ‘let your freak flag fly!’

GABRIELLE SMITH

The Straw Pig, Blind Mouse in Shrek The Musical; Mary Debenham in Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (2021)

Gabrielle is delighted to be making her SRT debut! She is a 2021 graduate of the University of Kansas, having earned a BA in theatre performance. Her professional credits include La Cage aux Folles (Collette/Cagelle), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Jo) and Chasing Gods (Olivia) all with Kansas Repertory Theatre. She has also performed at the William Inge Theatre Festival, and for GradWorks with Sarah Lawrence College. In 2019, Gabrielle worked as an Education Fellow for NewYorkRep theatre company. In her free time, Gabrielle likes to go thrift shopping, long boarding, and rollerblading! She is so grateful to be in Sonora, and for this opportunity!

RUBY E. JAMES

Youth Swing in Shrek The Musical (2021)

Ruby is overjoyed to be able to be part of the fabulous production. After so long with no theatre she feels that this is the perfect way to jump back into the wonderful world of performing arts. SRT credits: Annie KIDS (Miss Hannigan), The Wizard Of Oz-Youth Edition (Dorothy), Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Mrs. Potts), and White Christmas (Susan). Ruby would like to thank the whole SRT family for bringing back theatre after so long and her family for always being so supportive in everything she has ever pursued.

Artistic Team

VALERIE RACHELLE

Director and Choreographer of Shrek The Musical (2021)

Valerie has been a freelance director/ choreographer for over 23 years. Valerie is currently the Artistic Director of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland. She has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, PCPA Theaterfest, Syracuse Opera, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Performance Riverside, Glendale Centre Theatre, Fresno Grand Opera, Resonance Works, Lucid by Proxy, Summer Repertory Theatre, Morgan Wixson Theatre, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, and many others.

SEAN PAXTON

Music Director for Shrek The Musical; Composer for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (2021)

Sean is a composer and pianist based in Los Angeles. Originally from Sonora, he attended USC for Jazz Performance studying with Milcho Leviev and Cedar Walton. After finishing his degree, Sean spent a year in Glasgow, Scotland, playing in hotels and working with the Lothian Gaelic Choir. Then, after working in San Francisco with jazz and pop groups, he returned to Los Angeles and a career as a composer and pianist. He has music directed dozens of productions at various theatres including Sierra Rep, Milwaukee Rep, PCPA, The Odyssey, The NoHo Arts Center, Sierra Madre Playhouse, and has played and produced music for Disney and Universal Studios. Sean recently scored the award-winning feature Refuge, SMP’s production of Deathtrap, and received ASCAP’s Harold Arlen Award for film scoring.

DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

Book & Lyrics for Shrek The Musical (2021)

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently nominated for two Tony Awards for his work on Shrek The Musical: Best Book of a Musical and Best Score (with composer Jeanine Tesori). Prior to that, he was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist and the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His other shows include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole just finished shooting. It stars Nicole Kidman and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell. David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.

JEANINE TESORI

Music for Shrek The Musical! (2021)

Jeanine Tesori has written three Tony-nominated scores for Broadway: Twelfth Night (Lincoln Center); Thoroughly Modern Millie (lyrics, Dick Scanlan); and Caroline, or Change (lyrics, Tony Kushner; director, George C. Wolfe). The National Theatre production of Caroline, or Change in London received the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Her first musical, Violet, written with Brian Crawley, received the NY Drama Critics Circle Award. She has received Drama Desk and Obie Awards, and was cited by ASCAP as the first woman composer to have “two new musicals running concurrently on Broadway.” She composed the music for the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Mother Courage, directed by George C. Wolfe and translated by Tony Kushner. Film scores include Nights in Rodanthe, Winds of Change, Show Business, and Wrestling With Angels. She composed songs for the movie Shrek the Third and for the Disney DVD releases Mulan II, Lilo and Stitch II, and The Little Mermaid III. Ms. Tesori is a member of the Dramatists Guild. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in Manhattan with her husband, Michael Rafter, and daughter, Siena.

DANA MORAN WILLIAMS

Co-Scenic Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Over 250 productions, notably: fifteen world-premieres including Dreaming Glacier Bay (Perseverance Theatre, Juneau Alaska), Facing the Calm (Knightsbridge Theatre, Los Angeles), and One November Yankee (NoHo Arts Center, Delaware Theatre Co., transferred Off-Broadway to the 59e59st Theaters), other Off-Broadway: The Runner Stumbles (Beckett), The Dining Room (Beckett and Dorset Theatre Festival); Regional credits include Angels In America (Yale Drama), Los Angeles: Elizabeth Rex (Ovation Award, Best Set Design), Mother Courage, Company (LA  Weekly Annual Theater Award nominations), Much Ado About Nothing, Godspell (in American Sign Language). This is Dana’s eighth design for Sierra Rep, others include Forever Plaid, Anna in the Tropics, The Drowsy Chaperone, A Christmas Story, and The Glass Menagerie. International credits include the world premiere of The Flight in Kathmandu, Nepal. Dana is a Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he has designed numerous productions including Kiss Me Kate, A Funny Thing… and Legally Blonde. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Whitman College, and his MFA at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

WHITNEY LEHN MELTZ

Co-Scenic Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Whitney is a scenic designer and properties artisan from Decatur, IL. They have a passion for education that has kept them near academia, and as such, they are currently finishing a Master’s program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. At university, Whitney’s recent scenic designs include a streamed production of bobrauschenbergamerica, and a pre-COVID live production of Marcus, or The Secret of Sweet. Whitney also enjoys exploring the infinite styles and uses for puppetry, and they were thrilled to have blended that passion into their work on Shrek. This is Whitney’s first project with SRT and they are very grateful for the warm welcome! Special thanks to their co-designer, Dana.

BETHANY DEAL

Costume Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Bethany is beyond excited to be back with her SRT family. You last saw her work in …Trailer Park Musical and Beehive: the 60’s Musical! She was the Costume Production Supervisor at Academy of Art University. She has her MFA in Costume Design/Hair & Make-Up design from Utah State University. You may have seen her costume designs in the greater bay area including A Christmas Carol with Center Rep, Caroline, or Change with Ray of Light Theater, Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Bay Area Theater Critic’s Circle nomination for Best in the Bay overall production), 110 in the Shade, Saturday Night, and New Girl In Town with 42nd Street Moon, Joseph…, Sister Act with Broadway By the Bay, Dreamgirls, Sister Act, and Annie with Berkeley Playhouse, Cymbeline with Theater of the Others. Her other work includes Mr. Marmalade with Garage Theatre, Legally Blonde the Musical with USU, Talk Radio, The Fantasticks with OMG, Blues in the Night with Stage 3. In addition to the stage, Ms. Deal has worked in film and television including Costume Designer for “Not Your Year” and “North Beach” both currently in the festival circuit. She did costumes for Salt Lake 48-Hour Film Project Winners in 2013.

BRENDA O’BRIEN

Hair and Make-Up Designer for Shrek The Musical, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play (2021)

Lana Sherwood in Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play (2021)

Brenda is an award-winning Makeup artist and Hairstylist. Her work has been seen on Broadway in The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, Wicked, and Jekyll and Hyde. Television: Saturday Night Live, Search Party and Films including; For Love of Amy, Long Time Companion, and West Side Story. She was the resident Hair & Makeup Supervisor of the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles for a number of years and has created looks for Viola Davis, Assif Mandvi, Phylicia Rashad, and Jeff Goldblum. “I am thrilled to be back with all of you here at Sierra Rep!”

STEVE CHANNON

Projection Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Steve will be the projection designer for the upcoming off-Broadway revival of Assassins (dir: John Doyle). Other design credits include Zolushka (Cinderella) at the Rossiya Theatre in Moscow, A Bed and a Chair for New York City Center Encores!, and The Nutcracker and I with George Street Playhouse. In California, Steve has designed Les Mis for CCMT, Miss Saigon for Broadway by the Bay, and A Christmas Carol for Center Rep. Steve has also worked as an animator and associate designer on Broadway for Memphis, The Mountaintop, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, and off-Broadway for Old Jews Telling Jokes. Other credits: The History of Invulnerability with Cincinnati Playhouse, “Judy Garland in Concert” with Boston Pops, Frank Wildhorn’s Tears of Heaven with National Theatre of Korea, and Empire the Musical with La Mirada Playhouse. Steve was last seen at Sierra Rep as a performer in Crazy For You, prior to switching gears to designing.

IRENE NGUYEN

Projected Elements for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Graduating from East Texas Baptist University with a B.A. in Theatre Design/Technical in 2019, Nguyen “Irene” Nguyen became a Technical Director and Theatre Teacher at Pine Tree ISD in Longview, Texas. In 2020, she was awarded a graduate assistantship at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to pursue an M.F.A. in Scenic Design. She has recently finished her first year and is looking forward to the next!

CHRISTOPHER VAN TUYL

Lighting Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Christopher is always excited to work with Sierra Rep. SRT: Baskerville, Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, and Macbeth. Christopher lives in New York now, with his wife Christine Rowan and their daughter Vivian. He is known for his succinct bios.

TATIANA COVINGTON-PARRA

Sound Designer for Shrek The Musical, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Meet Me in St Louis: A Live Radio Play (2021)

Tatiana is thrilled to be returning to Sierra Rep after the short, but magical run of Camelot. Beginning as a sound engineer for Romeo and Juliet, The Elephant Man, Hairspray at Modesto Junior College, she is grateful to have found a community and the opportunity to grow as an artist thanks to the guidance and support of the SRT company. Her favorite design work at SRT includes Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She would like to thank her Mom, Grandma, family, friends, the MJC Theatre staff, and all her mentors for always allowing her to create, explore, and grow with love.

Emily Gatesman is a Virginia native who has found her home, heart and community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. After receiving her Bachelors of Music from James Madison University, Emily performed at various regional theaters across the country including: Bigfork Summer Playhouse in MT, Theatre IV and The Barksdale Theatre in VA as well as Riverside CLO and Sierra Repertory Theatre in CA.  As a performing arts educator, Emily taught music, dance and theatre arts at public schools in Virginia, Denver, California and served the New York City schools as an Artist in Residence.  She returned to Sonora and Sierra Rep in 2016 and has since been a stage manager, performer or choreographer in 15 productions.  Emily is proud to be a resident of Tuolumne County and is passionate about building community through the arts, yoga and her love of the outdoors!

MAGGIE BRAUN

Assistant Stage Manager for Shrek The Musical, Stage Manager for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (2021)

Maggie is thrilled to be back at her theatre home, stage managing Shrek The Musical! SRT: Route 66, The Wizard of Oz, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Beauty and the Beast, and Million Dollar Quartet. With her Associates Degree in Theater from Modesto Junior College, she is proud to have her dream job here in Sonora. She would like to thank her family, best friends, and Connor for supporting her in her journey of chasing her dreams. “Look ma, I made it!”

KIMILY CONKLE

Dialect Coach for Shrek The Musical, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express (2021)

Kimily recently coached Camelot for SRT and is delighted to join the creative team once again. She has coached dialects extensively throughout the Bay Area, including 20 shows for TheatreWorks (notably the world premiere of Memphis). Other theatres include Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, South Bay Musical Theatre, Broadway by the Bay, Los Altos Stage, The Mountain Play, Foothill Music Theatre, Palo Alto Players, Tabard Theatre, Dragon Productions, Pear Theatre, Woodside Community Theatre, Hillbarn Theatre, Ross Valley Players, and at Stanford University and Santa Rosa Junior College. Kimily has performed with TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, Western Stage, Los Altos Conservatory Theatre, Empire Plush Room, Palo Alto Players, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is a former member of the Theatre Arts faculty at Foothill College and received her training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, American Conservatory Theater, and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

Megan Evans began studying theatre while attending California State University, Fresno where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts Design and Technology in May of 2021. During her education, Megan became interested in costume production when she joined the production of Anon(ymous) as a last-minute swing dresser. After this experience, she pursued wardrobe further by being a dresser on Fat Pig and securing a job in the campus costume shop. Megan was an assistant stage manager on multiple productions, most recently on All In The Timing, and she is also an experienced dancer, performing in many productions as a part of Fresno’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble. Megan strives to bring positivity into all of her projects and is excited to pursue her passions further.”

ELIZABETH FLAHERTY

Assistant to the Costume Designer for Shrek The Musical (2021)

Elizabeth has been working and performing in theatre since a very young age. She credits her mother Nancy for sparking her desire to design costumes when she designed her 7th-grade production of Beauty and the Beast. Elizabeth prides herself in her work on The Addams Family with Belmont University, West Side Story and Evita with Studio Tenn, The Flying Dutchman with The Atlanta Opera, and many other design assisting opportunities throughout the Bay Area. Currently completing a bachelor in Fine Arts for Costume Design at Academy of Art University, she enjoys wardrobe supervising on film collaborations with fellow students, even earning a Best Costume Design nomination in the 2016 Nashville 48-hour film competition. After graduating, she plans to become a design assistant in New York.

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)